SELMA – The Fresno County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has released the names of a shooting victim and a pedestrian killed since Friday in Selma.
Steven Falcon, 32, of Selma, was the victim of a homicide shooting that took place Nov. 10 around 9 p.m. at Saginaw and Mitchell avenues.
According to a Selma Police Department report, a six-year-old girl was also shot in the leg while standing in the front yard during the incident. She was taken to Central Regional Medical Center. An earlier call for shots fired near that area had come in around 8:30 p.m.
Falcon was found in the garage in grave condition. Officers administered CPR until emergency medical teams arrived, however he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses have reported seeing a small light-colored compact vehicle fleeing the scene and heading east on Saginaw, then south on Mitchell. Witnesses are still being interviewed and home cameras reviewed.
The vehicle had been seen driving by the victim’s residence at least once prior to the shooting. The garage was open at the residence and two people were inside, including Falcon. It is currently unknown if the victim was the intended target.
Selma PD are asking anyone with information about the incident who have not already talked to police to call Det. Richard Figueroa at 896-2525. Witnesses may also call Crime Stoppers at 498-7867.
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This homicide comes on the heels of another shooting in late October where a 29-year-old Selma area man was killed just after 7 a.m. Oct. 27 in the area of Sherman and Young streets.
Witnesses reported seeing a car pull up and a conversation take place between the subjects in the vehicle and the victim. A subject exited the vehicle and started firing at the victim, striking him several times.
In another recent shooting in mid-October, two young brothers were injured as their family made their way home from church on Gaynor between Valley View and Yerba streets.
In a different incident, Jill Soares, 44, of Selma, died in a pedestrian versus a car collision that took place at Floral and DeWolf avenues around 10:30 p.m. Nov. 8.
Jennifer Simonian, 49, also of Selma, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe west on Floral but did not see the pedestrian walking on the edge of the roadway in the unlit area.
Soares was walking west on Floral, east of DeWolf Avenue, and was wearing dark clothing. She was taken to the Selma hospital and later succumbed to her injuries there.
This collision is still under investigation, however, alcohol and or drugs do not appear to have been a factor.